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    Who here shops at Uniqlo?


    I've only been there once, when I was visiting a friend in Brooklyn a few months ago. It's wild, kind of a lot take in at once. There's 3 floors, escalators, elevators - it's like a whole mall shrunken down to a store.


    They were running a STORE OPENING sale at the time, and selling $9.99 jeans. I didn't feel like fighting the dressing room crowds, so I just ended up buying argyle socks at about $4.50/par. The socks are nice, the Argyle pattern is minimalistic but I like the feel & quality of the fabric.


    For the most part, other than the Denim sale, their pricing seemed pretty standard. $30 for a button up flannel, $200 for a premium blazer, $40 for sweaters. On par with most other retailers they'd be competing with IMO.


    My one complaint - the store is so huge, I wish they carried more accessories and diversified more. It felt like 95% of what they were selling was either outwear or pants. Overall the selection was very monotonous, even though there was a ton of it. Something like ties for instance, (I've seen Uniqlo ties in GQ) they didn't carry.


    Anybody else have experiences with the store?


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    good denim, good (cheap) cashmere sweaters.

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      #3


      I've been once, the in-store experience was pretty cool, but I found the selection pretty bland. If I needed basics (sweaters, shirts, etc) I'd go, but I didn't see much that was all that visually interesting. I guess the flip side of this is the fashion-y stuff at H&M which is very hit or miss (on style and quality). It did seem like they focused on using natural fibers more than their competitors, which I liked. They had a decent wool suit for like $200 with a good slim fit I'd probably buy if I needed one.

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        #4


        I shop at Uniqlo, but not in the US. I've been to the ones in Japan multiple times and still have a lot of their stuff in my closet.


        Uniqlo is the Japanese version of Old Navy/Gap. It's really cheap/useful for basics in slim/small sizes and has a great rotating T-shirt gallery (like in Old Navy), but that's about it. My understanding from a friend who has been to both a Japanese and the New York store is the US offerings are low-key and bland and are only a fraction of what you can get a Japanese Uniqlo.


        Their Heattech products are good bang for the buck; I still have T-shirts, sweaters, athletic wear, socks, and underwear from there. I wasn't a fan of the cut of their pants; I never really paid attention to their cashmere stuff but have since heard good things about them too. I'll need to take a look the next time I'm in Japan.

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          #5


          Yeah I shop at Uniqlo pretty regularly.


          They are great for basics as Tony said. I buy socks, underwear, I remember I just stopped in one day to pick up a t-shirt for 5 bucks.


          They pretty much cover all the staples too, from jeans to suits. I did go to the grand openings of the new flagship stores in New York and I was overwhelmed, but if you go two three times it's kinda like grocery shopping.

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